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Dec 22, 2012 3:00pm EST
, and the town took about an hour and a half to flood into the town and into the connecticut river. in the upper regions of the valley where the land is sweeper, that water went through the villages in about 15 minutes each. it resulted in the worst industrial disaster in american history at the time. over a million dollars worth of property damage was sustained, almost 800 people were left homeless x139 people -- and 139 people were killed. my book is about the only village that wasn't rebuilt, skinnerville. and the man at the center of that village, william skinner. and what sets skinner's story apart is the success he achieved after this disaster. now, skinnerville suffered the worst destruction of all. it was considered to have been obliterated from the face of the earth. there wasn't a brick left of skinner's mill, his house was very nearly the only one left standing, and he lost more financially than any other individual. in those 15 minutes, he lost the equivalent of $35 million. he was ruined. but because he was willing to make choices that no one else was willing to make, he was able to
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2012 8:00pm EST
for a vigil, we were having for the newtown, connecticut awe awe -- i kept remembering the words even though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear no evil for you are with me. i found myself asking in the car, how was it that he was able to walk so confidently through the valley of the shadows of death? i began to speculate, i thought perhaps he could do it because he had been in that valley before. i heard the story of the silver dollar that saved his life, she was shocked and had two silver dollars in his pocket. he had been in the valley of shadows before, walking through, not scurrying, not jogging, not running. with an eke anymorety of temperament he could walk through. i said there has to be more than that. i continued to drive and thought perhaps he was able to walk so confidently in too the valley of the shadows because he knew that there was light in that valley, you can't have shadows without light. i remembered his prayer breakfast speech only a few weeks ago how he talked about his faith roots and i knew that he had illumination in the valley. as the dome of
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 10:00am EST
there connecticut or cyber. you have to know a lot about the client's business. you can't take the run of the mill lawyer and throw him in and expect him or her to do a good job i don't care how erudite they are if they don't really know how operations work and don't really know what the weapons capabilities are but the key here is the technologies need to assemble the facts and lawyers will provide the law and enter the process where you apply the facts as you do anything else in the practice of the law. i have never seen a situation where knowledgeable commanders really fought the law restrain them. secretary panetta talks about the rules of engagement, and part operational restraints and policy. i think my friend stuart, they dither over problems and most of them are lawyers but not practicing law and we need some decisive decisions, policy decisions. it is not the law or the lawyers per se. >> the last words as opposed to legal restraints. >> i agree with charlie. if you are a policymaker and you are not sure you have courage to make decisions about a particular issue the easiest thing in the
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